Though the amount President Obama’s half-brother-Malik Abongo “Roy” Obama sold this handwritten letter for is yet unknown—what is known is that a letter the president of United States penned about 20 years ago which revealed certain important personal ambition details have been sold by the brother.
In the said letter, Obama makes it clear his ambition and the reason why he was going into politics and this includes “to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.”
Obama wrote then that;
“Some colleagues of mine here have talked me into running for the Illinois State Senate (like being an MP for a province),” the future world leader wrote his kin in July 1995, before his political career began. “I have agreed, since I have an interest in politics to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.”
Not just that, the letter also reveals Obama’s dislike for meetings, saying, “Of course, it involves a lot of campaigning, going to meetings and so on, which I don’t find so attractive.” He adds, “Anyway, if I win it will only be a part-time post, and I will continue my work as a lawyer.”
This handwritten letter was reportedly sold by Malik as a package with a copy of a manuscript of Obama’s first book, “Dreams From My Father,” with handwritten notes. And it also gives an update on First Lady Michelle and his late mother, who died later that year.
“Michelle is fine, also busy with her work,” Obama wrote. “My mom’s health has been stabilized for now, but she is by no means cured and continues to undergo extensive treatment.” In the letter, signed “Much love — Barack,” the future president adds news that his brother’s “found a new wife,” “Man, I must say you don’t fool around!”
It looks like Malik is a professional seller of Obama’s handwritten letters as in 2013, he was reported to have sold two of such letters for $15,000 each.
Malik shares the father with president-Obama and he lives in Kenya—he has said they were best men at each other’s weddings. However, he seems to have an issues with Obama today. Earlier this year, he called Obama a “schemer” and said, “He’s not been an honest man . . . in who he is and what he says and how he treats people.”